Habitat for Humanity house in Iowa to be rebuilt after fire

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a house being constructed for Habitat for Humanity in Evansdale will have to be rebuilt after a fire caused irreparable damage to some areas of the structure.

Ali Parrish, executive director for Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, says flames that engulfed the attic of the home Thursday damaged roof trusses and a few supports. She says the house, which was a few months from completion, has to be demolished, and builders will have to start over.

Ryan Phillips, a spokesman with Evansdale Fire Rescue, tells the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (http://bit.ly/1xhHnWR ) that the cause of the fire has not been determined, but that no foul play is suspected.

Phillips says no one was in the home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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